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Salt Lake Technical College

Clinical Lab Assistant (KCL2)

The Clinical Lab Assistant Program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the duties of an entry level medical laboratory assistant. Clinical Lab Assistants are trained to work in doctors' offices, hospital laboratories and other outpatient labs as an integral member of the allied health care delivery team.

Clinical Lab Assistants perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist. The curriculum will allow the students to gain competency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies in entry level laboratory skills. The program will be offered in a flexible open entry / open exit format.

Certificate of Achievement: 365 Hours

Occupations in this area

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Required Courses (365 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KMOA 0111
Title Medical Terminology
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KCLA 0010
Title Intro to Healthcare
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KCLA 0020
Title Admin Healthcare Procedures
Clock Hours 45
Semester A
Course KCLA 0030
Title Basic Healthcare Procedures
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KCLA 0040
Title Clinical Lab Procedures I
Clock Hours 105
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A


Clock Hours
Course KCLA 0050
Title Clinical Lab Externship
Clock Hours 64
Semester A
Prerequisite Completion of KCLA Program
Course KCLA 0060
Title Fundamental Phlebotomy
Clock Hours 80
Semester A
Prerequisite Completion of CNA Program or Utah CNA License

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $894.25
  • Student Fees: $58.40
  • Lab Fees: $145.00
  • Books/Supplies: $423.00 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $1,540.65 (subject to change without notice)

Associated costs not payable to the college

(see Requirements below)

  • Background check: $29.00
  • Drug Screen: $35.00 - at SLCC approved site
  • Immunizations compliance: $15.00 (Immunization costs will vary; see local clinic or SLCC Health and Wellness Services)



Technical Education Scholarships

The Technical Education Scholarship provides financial assistance to Utahns pursuing a technical education certificate in high demand industries. This scholarship is available to recent high school graduates and adults enrolled in a high demand program at Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC). This state-sponsored scholarship program will cover tuition and fees for approved programs, provided you are making acceptable academic progress. Students must complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for the upcoming academic year.

For other scholarship Opportunities and Questions about paying for school please contact the Financial Aid Office:

SLCC Financial Aid

Schedule an appointment with an SLTC Financial Aid Advisor


Available Class Schedules

Jordan Campus
3491 W 9000 S, JHS 011
West Jordan, UT 84088

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Financial Aid

Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits.



16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old at externship; 18 years old for Occupation and Licensure

CASAS Test or TRANSCRIPT (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 20 WPM on a 3-minute timed test on location at the Medical Technologies Suite (JHS-011) or at the testing center.

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!


  • Hepatitis B (proof of three dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer).  * Student may start the KCL2 program with proof of first dose of Hepatitis B vaccination, but must be completed prior to externship.
  • MMR (proof of two dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer) 
  • 2-step PPD or Quanti​FERON-TB – this requires two separate Tuberculin skin tests with negative results or Quantiferon blood test with negative result ​completed within the past year. If a positive result is given, proof of a current chest x-ray with a negative result. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - (proof of two dose vaccination or proof of immunity by titer). A letter from the physician stating childhood exposure will not be accepted. 
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) given within the past 10 years
  • Influenza (given October 1 - March 31) – required yearly
  • Covid immunization (highly recommended) – Proof of full immunization is required by most clinical sites. If not immunized, a face shield and mask must be worn at all times during the clinical shifts.
*Note: Clinical sites may have additional requirements to be met for externship placement

Background Check, Drug Screening and Immunizations Compliance

The School of Applied Technology has contracted the services from American DataBank (ADB) through its comprehensive tool for student screening, immunizations and compliance. This tool, named Complio, is configured to screen for each of the items listed above based on SAT requirements. Students need to create an account with Complio and SLCC will be notified when compliance has been met.

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!



Certificates Earned within the Program

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates for which Students May Prepare for upon Program Completion

American Medical Technologists:Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA)

(Additional fees and experience may apply)


This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Includes CPR and First Aid.

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.


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  • Start the application process here.
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